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Be Happy

About this design:

I just love Jamaican colors. This long, long lariat can be worn so many ways. I have shown a few. I especially like the way it looks when halved, twisted and run through the loop. This was very fun. I wanted to add beads to the tassels but nothing I had looked right. Then I went into my back room and wow -I saw the squished rounds. At first I thought they were wood but too light. I believe they are polymer clay.


11/0 seed beads - Green, Black, Red, Yellow, polymer clay saucer beads.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Two more photos.

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  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I would definitely be happy to wear this gorgeous necklace you have created! I love all the different patterns in it…and the tassel is perfect!! This is just wonderful!!

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I agree with Jane, beady! It’s absolutely beautiful/ I especially like this pattern and the way you can slip the tassel through the loop! Love it!

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady I forgot to ask, how long is it?

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    MH says:

    WOW!! I love your colors and your pattern variations! Your clay beads match perfectly- they add a lovely unexpected surprise without adding weight. These and your pattern variations make your piece of art wonderfully unique! Whoever receives this will treasure it!

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    bluedog says:

    Outstanding! Love the tassels:)

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. What I meant to say in my description was that I knew the beads were not wood because they’re too heavy. I now think they’re Magnesite and not clay. I don’t know.
    Robin – the length is 48 inches – a real monster.

  8. bojo ranch girl
    bojo ranch girl says:

    So fantastic. Love the colors.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Fun, Fun, Fun! Happy, Happy, Happy! Love the colors & varying patterns you created. :)

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks for the comments.
    this was a straight herringbone tube until I got to the ends – the long stripes are twisted herringbone.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    An incredibly versatile necklace. It’s got an excellent pattern in great colors. Definitely Happy!

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks LRC – This one is a gift for a friend who loves these colors.

  13. kye
    kye says:

    Everytime I see one of your gorgeous lariats I think I want to make one someday. I really love this one. The colors are fantastic and so are all the variations you’ve created.

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Kye. This stitch takes time but it’s so much more fun when the patterns ae mixed up.

  15. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Oh! Beady – I had to comment on the stunning fall colors of this piece. It reminds me of the colors that my mother loved. She would always have a fall basket of indian corn, pine cones and leaves by the front door every Autumn. Your work is outstanding – and thank you for the sweet memory. <3

  16. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Becca – I’m so glad my necklace reminded you of something so wonderful. Have a great day.

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